Somehow, we’ve accidentally created a barrier that surrounds our planet, and even if it might not be a futuristic force field, it is still really cool
Scientists from NASA have recently discovered that specific radio communications commonly known as VLF (very low frequency) are actually able to interact with particles in space, by moving them in certain direction. The study that was published in Space Science Reviews might actually lead to ways we can actually manipulate the space weather around our planet.
Phil Erickson, who is assistant director at the MIT Haystack Observatory, said: “A number of experiments and observations have figured out that, under the right conditions, radio communications signals in the VLF frequency range can in fact affect the properties of the high-energy radiation environment around the Earth.”
The scientists used the data from NASA’s Van Allen Probe and that’s how they realized the the VLF-induced bubble is extending only up to the inner edge of the Van Allen Belt, and not further.
That’s why they speculate that the VLF bubble is actually pushing the Van Alien Belt outwards.
With some further research, the team believes that they might discover if we can actually remove the excess particles from lower Earth’s orbit. This will be very helpful during some extreme space weather events that can damage the satellites and some other instruments.